The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wilmslow region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited QA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 26 26 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Permanent jobs citing QA 7 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wilmslow 5.65% 2.50% 1.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 33.33% 18.75% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 1
Average salary £37,500 £22,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% -31.81%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
QA
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wilmslow region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Wilmslow
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
21 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wilmslow 16.94% 13.33% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 18 15 4
Average salary £37,500 £20,500 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+82.92% +7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £19,500 £17,800
10% offered a salary of more than £44,300 £28,950 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -1.23%

QA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wilmslow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Wilmslow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Wilmslow

QA
Salary Trend in Wilmslow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA across the Wilmslow region.

QA Salary Trend in Wilmslow

QA
Salary Histogram in Wilmslow

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing QA across the Wilmslow region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

QA Salary Histogram in Wilmslow

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wilmslow

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Wilmslow region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Business Analysis
3 11 (47.83%) SaaS
3 11 (47.83%) ERP
4 10 (43.48%) Scrum
5 7 (30.43%) .NET
5 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
6 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
6 6 (26.09%) Product Management
6 6 (26.09%) BDD
6 6 (26.09%) Windows
6 6 (26.09%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) Firewall
7 5 (21.74%) LAN
7 5 (21.74%) WAN
7 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (21.74%) Internet
7 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
7 5 (21.74%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
7 5 (21.74%) CMDB
7 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (21.74%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (21.74%) Coaching
8 4 (17.39%) User Stories
9 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Selenium
9 3 (13.04%) JIRA
9 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
10 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing

QA
Top Related IT Skills in Wilmslow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Wilmslow region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 11 (47.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
1 5 (21.74%) LAN
1 5 (21.74%) WAN
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (13.04%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Analyst
2 10 (43.48%) Business Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Business Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Technical Architect
4 5 (21.74%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (21.74%) Tester
4 5 (21.74%) QA Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (21.74%) Architect
4 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Software Tester
6 2 (8.70%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Manual Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Junior
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) CMDB
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (56.52%) Business Analysis
3 11 (47.83%) ERP
4 10 (43.48%) Scrum
5 7 (30.43%) Manual Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Product Management
6 6 (26.09%) BDD
7 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
7 5 (21.74%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
7 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (21.74%) Technical Analysis
7 5 (21.74%) Coaching
8 4 (17.39%) User Stories
9 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
10 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
10 2 (8.70%) System Testing
11 1 (4.35%) Document Management
11 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) C#
1 2 (8.70%) C++
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
1 2 (8.70%) VB
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISEB
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) VMware
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft